Meaning of HETEROLYSIS in English

ˌhed.əˈräləsə̇s noun

Etymology: New Latin, from heter- + -lysis

1. : destruction by an outside agent ; specifically : solution (as of a cell) by lysins or enzymes from another source

2. : decomposition of a compound into two oppositely charged particles or ions (as X:Y → X + + :B - ) — compare homolysis

• het·er·o·lyt·ic |hed.ərō|lid.ik adjective

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